Demand Shutdown of Illegal Zoo

Eurasian Lynx Paws

Target: Paul and Charles Polidano, Owners of the Montekristo Estates Animal Park

Goal: Demand the shut down of this illegal and ill-kept zoo

Due to the poor conditions of the enclosures in which the animals are living, the Montekristo Estates Animal Park has received at least two warning letters from the Veterinary Directorate. Despite the warnings, the conditions in the zoo remained unchanged and no action has been taken to shut the zoo down.

Not only does the Montekristo Estates Animal Park have many issues regarding the conditions of its animal enclosures, the animal park was constructed on an illegally developed site. Owners of the zoo, the Polidano Brothers, continue to refuse to comment on the illegal zoo structures on this site. Somehow the zoo has continued to profit from its exotic animals even though legal provisions allow penalties to be imposed and action to shut the zoo down.

Some of the exotic animals at this animal park include pumas, jungle cats, Eurasian lynxes, Barbary macaques, ring tailed lemurs, a caracal, a lion, and an ocelot. Nearly twenty wild animals living at this zoo are benefiting from international protection. The least these beautiful creatures deserve is a place that will properly care for all of their needs. The Polidano Brothers do not deserve to own this zoo because they have repeatedly proven that they are not capable of properly caring for these animals and their welfare, despite many warning letters. Sign this petition and demand the shut down of the Montekristo Estates Animal Park.


Dear Paul and Charles Polidano,

It has come to my attention that your zoo, the Montekristo Estates Animal Park, continues to profit from its wild animals. I have also learned of the poor conditions in which you force these wild animals to live at this zoo. Nearly twenty wild and exotic animals currently living at your zoo benefit from international protection.

These animals deserve to be kept in a place where their needs are properly taken care of. Your zoo is not one of those places. You have proven again and again that the poor conditions in your zoo will not change, despite warning letters from the Veterinary Directorate. I believe that the best course of action in this situation is for you to shut the zoo down and allow the animals to be relocated to other zoos that can better care for them.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Rosemary Anderson says:

    Authorities stop arsing about sending letters and just grow some balls and shut this god awful place down. It is a disgrace, prosecute all those involved and stop being so wet. Do your job stand no nonsencse and shut the bloody place down now!

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